Snapdragon 808

Samsung outs Snapdragon 808-powered G9198 Android flip phone

We saw this Samsung G9198 last month but there was no official launch made yet until last week when the new flip phone was introduced. This new phone was unveiled a few days after the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ phablets were announced. The new clamshell smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor.

Samsung Galaxy S6 real-life usage speed test by TomGuide

If you still doubt Samsung's marketing machinery that's saying their new flagship, the Galaxy S6, is the best new smartphone in the market, then this might just convince you. (Only if you believe in tests like this though) According to the usage speed test conducted by TomsGuide, Samsung's new baby is the best among almost all the categories or situations where they tested six flagships from various OEMs, namely, the LG G4, iPhone 6, HTC One M9, Google Nexus 6, and the Asus ZenFone 2.

LG confirms that G4 does have Quick Charge 2.0

For those who were considering getting the LG G4, probably one of the things stopping them was when the OEM said that their new flagship will not have the Quick Charge 2.0 ability. And in this age where battery and charging issues are a big deal, that was a deal breaker. But now, apparently, LG has backtracked on that statement and is now saying that the G4 will in fact have that feature, bringing a sigh of relief for the potential smartphone buyers.

Qualcomm exec (finally) denies rumors of defective Snapdragon 810

It took them a few months to finally address the rumors, but Qualcomm is vehement in their denial that there's anything wrong with their Snapdragon 810 chip, which caused Samsung to use their own processor in their latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Despite other OEMs still opting to use the aforementioned chip, the damage to the reputation of the chipmaker has already been done, and it probably didn't help that they stayed mum about it and are now just talking months later.